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[39] Towards his relatives he is the sort of man that you see; some of us he robbed of our property because he was stronger than we were, others he allowed to resort to paid employment through lack of the necessities of life. Everyone saw his mother seated in the shrine of Eileithyia1 and calling down upon him reproaches which I am ashamed to mention but which he was not ashamed to justify.

1 The goddess of childbirth. In his edition, Reiske (Leipzig, 1773) conjectures that the speaker is insinuating that Dicaeogenes committed incest with his own mother.

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